Local libraries provide exciting opportunities for care recipients
One of the benefits of aging in place is having the time and freedom to pursue one's curiosity like never before. Whether that's seeing a classic film you've never gotten around to watching, or taking up a new hobby, the possibilities for satisfaction are abundant. A free, convenient activity that can enrich a care recipient's inner and outer lives is making regular visits to the local library, where books can open new worlds to readers of all ages. Here are a few of the benefits:
Socializing. According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, nearly two thirds of older people say they've visited their local library in the last 12 months. While library chatter should be kept to a dull roar, individuals who are aging in place might be surprised by the number of peers they can meet in the Fiction section. A trip to the library with friends can provide stimulating conversation and bonding through a shared activity.
Giving back. The primary role of public libraries is to provide a public service to their visitors. From opportunities to read to children to used book drives, many libraries sponsor ways for people of any age to take an active part in their communities.
Staying informed. While many people might feel rewarded to finally cross Moby Dick off their must-read list, libraries also offer a wide selection of contemporary titles, periodicals and multimedia. Skimming the week's opinion pages or renting the latest best picture winner can keep individuals abreast of what's trending.
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